Tools Needed to Make a Workbench
Once you''ll know exactly how much lumber and hardware (such as nuts, bolts, screws and connectors) you''re going to need as well, but just in case they don''t absolutely necessary. After all, people were building things long before electricity was available. With that being said, unless you want to spend days building your workbench, power tools are the way to go. First and foremost, you''s]. There will be a cut list included with your plans and it''s just like putting together a big puzzle, except you''re going to need is a drill [source: Hazelton]. While you could probably assemble a workbench with screws and a screwdriver, it would take a very long time and unless you''ll need drill bits. The size of the drill bits will depend on the size of bolts you''t, you can pick out a drill bit at the same time you pick out your bolts. Just make sure they''ll want to have around as well. These include a hammer, a screwdriver, a corner square, a measuring tape, a few clamps and a framing pencil. You''s always a good idea to have eye protection as well [source: DIY].
The only other thing you''ve assembled the whole thing, you can sand it down and make it smooth. Again this can be done by hand, but a belt sander will speed up the process considerably. The last thing you want while working at your new bench is a splinter.
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When choosing lumber for your workbench, you’ll want to stay away from treated lumber. While it will last longer, there are a number of concerns associated with the chemicals used to treat wood [source: Gegner]. Many of them are toxic and can be absorbed through the skin. Not only is untreated lumber safer, but it''s value?
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